The Crisis of Western Philosophy: Against the Positivists

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SteinerBooks, 1996 - Philosophy - 191 pages
This book is the seminal work in which Solovyov developed his religious philosophy. In it, he undertakes a stunning critique of positivism, by which he understands the entire philosophy of Western rationalism, which he sees as setting up a conflict between reason and faith, and reason and nature. In the modern period, he finds abundant evidence for reason's war against nature in Western philosophy from Descartes to Hegel. "Positivism," the leading philosophy in his time, Solovyov also finds repugnant. In its place, he proposes his great theme of total unity--which was to become the dominant theme in Russian philosophy. This is the work that launched Russian religious philosophy and is a must for anyone interested in the subject. From the Esalen-Lindisfarne Library of Russian Philosophy.

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The present text is a translation of Krizis Zapadnoy Filosofi, Solovyov's (1853-1900) master's thesis in philosophy, written in 1874 when he was 21. The subtitle is indicative of the thrust of the ... Read full review


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